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Old 7th February 2020, 14:28   #286
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Isn't that more or less what one might see in pretty much every couch that comes heavily padded?
Yes, it is, and I was talking generally: yours is no different. I guess I always had some idea that there would be fine carpentry under the padding!

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Yes, it is, and I was talking generally: yours is no different. I guess I always had some idea that there would be fine carpentry under the padding!

It's actually mine and to be honest with you, I expected much less inside, having picked up the set from one of the fly by night operators on ORR

I was told by my upholsterer when he was working on the set that the wood used in the set is of the type salvaged from packing crates. But apparently it's good and will last. Heaven knows if he was just trying to please me.
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I guess I always had some idea that there would be fine carpentry under the padding!
It is not wrong to expect the inner work to be done to a standard even if it is meant to be hidden. But of course, that costs money.
For example, the work inside my bed, which we only get to see when we open the box is better than the underside of my sofa, which I can clearly see everyday when sweeping the floors. However, both were bought from very different kind of furniture shops and at very different price ranges.
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Got this done by Karlsson's Leather. Very nice sofa in genuine Italian hide.
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It is not wrong to expect the inner work to be done to a standard even if it is meant to be hidden. But of course, that costs money.
For example, the work inside my bed, which we only get to see when we open the box is better than the underside of my sofa, which I can clearly see everyday when sweeping the floors. However, both were bought from very different kind of furniture shops and at very different price ranges.
It's not wrong, but, yes, it is right to realise that it costs.

Yes, the woodwork in my British divan bed was very good too. Fully revealed after it was ruined by the Chennai flood. That (sprung divan plus sprung mattress) cost over 2,000 GBP almost twenty years ago.
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It is quite shocking to see the woodwork inside even a half-decent sofa --- but I guess it is meant to be hidden, not on display, and it only matters if it is strong.
I got so sick of the furniture they sell even at high end stores, that I started buying wood and build my own furniture. What they sell is mostly, sawdust, glue and color paper packaged to look good on the outside.

Here is a queen bed I built for less than $100. The legs are 4"x4", the walls are 2"x10" Douglas fir stained to look like walnut. I have designed it to be broken down, so that it can be moved, the thing weighs a ton and is a monstrosity. I break a sweat moving just one side of this bed. But, it is stable than any other furniture we have. I have spent lots and lots of time building this, but I feel this will last us a while - a long while.

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By next summer, I hope to have thrown out all store bought furniture and build everything out of solid wood. I am currently designing and building a shoe rack, seat out of prime pine. I like to sit by the front door and take off my shoes/ put them on. It is impossible to find something that fits exactly in a given space, is of good quality, and affordable. Thanks to Bangalore University that taught carpentry to Electronics and Communications engineers.
An outdoor Adirondack sofa, cost < $100
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I got so sick of the furniture they sell even at high end stores, that I started buying wood and build my own furniture. ... ... ...
Very nice! Sadly, my own school woodworking lessons had little result.
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Very nice! Sadly, my own school woodworking lessons had little result.
Thanks Thad. Did you have woodworking lessons with power tools? It is never too late to start using it!

What they taught us was to read the grain, use the chisel and the mallet to create things like dove tail joints, and T joints. I had no exposure to woodworking power tools. While I grew up in Bangalore, even the carpenters who built cabinets and furniture used hand tools. I really wish I had started doing woodwork earlier. I have spent so many hours driving from store to store helping my wife look for furniture of specific dimensions. Lot of times we ended buying things from Ikea that exploded.

There is a British guy named "Paul Sellers" on Youtube who inspires me to use hand tools, but I can't do a single thing he does. He carves a spoon out of scrap wood. For now, I am sticking to power tools and straight cuts.
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Got this done by Karlsson's Leather. Very nice sofa in genuine Italian hide.
Looks wow! Can you please share the contact/pricing details (PM me if you don't want to reveal in open forum). I'm looking for exactly similar kind of sofa. Only dilemma is choosing fabric or leather. Our living room is on the top floor and it gets pretty hot, so concerned if leather could turn out sweaty, unless AC is on. I've heard pure leather is relatively cooler, so your feedback would help.
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Looks wow! Can you please share the contact/pricing details (PM me if you don't want to reveal in open forum). I'm looking for exactly similar kind of sofa. Only dilemma is choosing fabric or leather. Our living room is on the top floor and it gets pretty hot, so concerned if leather could turn out sweaty, unless AC is on. I've heard pure leather is relatively cooler, so your feedback would help.
You'll find the address and all details here:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/banga...bangalore.html (Leather Car upholstery - Karlsson (Bangalore))

I am PM'ing you the pricing.

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Damn Gustsy thats some amazing work!

My ex girl friends dad was a wood worker after he retired. I wish I had spent more time with him in the workshop than with his daughter.
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